Bart Vargas is from Bellevue, Nebraska. He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and his MFA at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work can be found in many collections throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His works have also been featured in many publications including Sculpture magazine, New American Paintings, and HGTV Magazine. Vargas has received many awards including the 2012 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award for Best Visual Artist. Vargas is currently a member of the full time Art Faculty at the University of Nebraska Omaha.